A Cute Metal Ball
We need no more introduction to BB-8, which is BB-series astromech droid belonged to Poe Dameron, a Resistance pilot. Like its predecessor R2-D2, it emitted mechanical sounds which the owner understand magically. The droid head stays on top of the rolling metal body. Finally LEGO came up with a brick build version of the BB-8 but it was not from the Lego IDEAS submission. How does LEGO managed to create a spherical out of squarish blocks?
Open box of Lego 75187 BB-8
Lego 75187 BB-8 contains 1106 parts and retail prices are USD99.99 in United States. Our box didn’t have the parts count printed. And the R2-D2 displayed beside the box is our own toy.
Back of the box showing play features of BB-8.
A small figure of BB-8 is included.
Instruction manual and the sticker sheet.
All together there are six numbered bags for you to build.
Building the BB-8
Bag 1 which contains the parts for internal structure.
Bag 2 adding more technics parts to the internal structure.
Offering a torch lighter.
Bag 3 adding top panel.
Rubber band is used to hold the head in place.
Bag 4 adding two side panels to the BB-8 body.
Lots of repetitive steps for the side panel. Remember to keep pressing!
Bag 5 gives you two more side panel plus the mechanical arm to open the hatch.
A brick build spherical plastic ball. LEGO isn’t suitable for building round stuff.
Bag 6 would be the last bag to build. It contains parts for the head of the droid and the display stand.
We got the eye and things getting cute from here.
A display stand with a figure of BB-8 and display plate. I hate pasting sticker!
Information on BB-8.
A cute figure of BB-8.
Let’s have fun with BB-8
Now you see BB-8 on the stand.
Tilt the plastic ball and it won’t roll away. The stability is amazing.
Extending out to offer a torch. That’s as far as the arm with go. Speaking about keeping at arm’s length.
Where is Master Poe?
BB-8 offering its heart to Wampa.
Google translator failed to work here.
BB-8 and R2-D2.
Baby BB-8 and daddy.
If you’re a die hard fans of LEGO and Star Wars at the same time, you could add LEGO BB-8 to your collection. Otherwise there are plenty of BB-8 toys that give you more play-ability. It’s up to you to decide whether spending USD99.99 is worth it to for a brick build version of BB-8. You could order BB-8 from Amazon.